Fayette County IA Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,258
Population in Households 19,344
Population in Familes 15,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 914
Population Density1 28
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $48,891
Average Household Income $62,854
Per Capita Income $26,202


Total Housing Units 9,558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,051 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,284 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,223 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $96,857
Average Home Value $148,170


Total Households 8,335
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,329
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.72%
Households -0.43% -0.73%
Families -0.59% -0.83%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.81%


Fayette County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 34 67th
Population Density # 50 51st
Diversity Index # 53 48th
Median Household Income # 81 19th
Per Capita Income # 79 21st

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